Steamroller lorry and bus crash: Donations for injured driver
26 September 2015
From the section Essex
The lorry carrying the steam engine is thought to have started its journey in Suffolk
A fundraising page has been set up for a bus driver seriously injured in a crash that saw a steam engine fall off a lorry into his bus.
Michael Birch was left in a critical but stable condition after the crash in which 23 people were injured.
The bus and lorry collided on Wednesday near Colchester, with the steam engine falling into the front of the bus.
Friends hope to raise £2,000 to help Mr Birch and his family. They described him as a “really genuine guy”.
Of the 23 injured in the accident in East Mersea, seven were seriously hurt including the 44-year-old bus driver from Colchester.
Source:: BBC world news feed